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About Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Moderate to low level (function) ASD tends to be initially seen and assessed by other specialists, particularly paediatricians. However, the increasing frequency of high level (function) ASD presenting or co-existing with another disorder, such as anxiety, depression or ADHD means that it is not uncommon for a child psychiatrist and psychologist to be involved in aspects of the assessment and treatment process. The best possible outcome, in the care of young people with ASD, is the education and involvement of family, support groups / organisations, as well as, rational and careful use of medication to target specific symptoms and behaviour.

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